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Battle In The Smokies Underclassman Football Showcase Event

Battle in the Smokies Underclassmen Football Showcase Event

Presented by: Hidden Gemz Sports Scouting


Hidden Gemz Sports Scouting presents Battle in the Smokies Underclassman Football Showcase on April 6th, 2019 at Rocky Top Sports World in Gatlinburg, TN. Athletes will be put through combine testing events, position related drills, 1 on 1’s and a 7 vs 7 event. There will be a recruiting seminar later that evening at a location to be announced in Gatlinburg. College coaches in attendance!

Registration:

Early Bird: $45

Regular: $55

At the Gate: $65

Times:

Check-in/Registration: 9AM

Event: 10AM – 3PM

REGISTER HERE!

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Breakthrough Basketball Camp

Attack & Counter Skill Development System

Presented by: Breakthough Basketball


We’re excited to announce that we have secured a gym in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and have arranged for Don Kelbick to conduct a 3 day basketball camp teaching players and coaches the same skills and strategies that he uses with pro players like Joe Johnson, Raja Bell, Bruce Bowen, Carlos Arroyo, and dozens of other NBA and European players.
This is an incredible opportunity for both players and coaches to spend 3 days with Don Kelbick learning the same strategies that the pros use.

This camp is for serious players – both boys and girls.

What will players learn?

This camp uses the Attack & Counter Skill Development System to help you develop the KEY skills that you need to become a great basketball player.

You will learn the same critical and universal skills that Don teaches to NBA players. These fundamental skills are universal for all levels. They will help you no matter what defense or offense you use. That’s the great thing about fundamentals. They help you in all situations.

Here’s a brief summary of the skills and topics that will be covered…

Footwork
You will learn how to improve your footwork. This is probably the most under-practiced, misunderstood, and most important skill of all. You will learn how to practice footwork in a completely new (and simpler) way. You’ll also learn how footwork carries over into games and how it makes you better.

Mentality
During the camp, players will learn Don’s Attack and Counter Strategy. As the name implies, this system encourages an aggressive mentality. Players will learn important mental aspects of the game including aggressiveness, building confidence, reducing the fear of failure, shooting mentality, work ethic, how to be mentally tough, more focused, and get an edge on the competition.

Post Moves and Finishing Inside
Learn the proper footwork, mentality, and strategies to score in the post and various situations near the basket. This applies to both guard and post players. There is a heavy emphasis on footwork and you’ll learn how to become a more dominate scorer inside.

Perimeter Moves (The New Triple Threat)
Learn how to apply Attack and Counter Fundamentals when you catch the ball on the perimeter. You will learn how to improve your perimeter moves, footwork, and become very difficult to guard — allowing you to easily beat your defender from triple threat, score more points, and become a more valuable player.

Guard Play
You will learn how the Attack and Counter Fundamentals allow you to easily beat defenders off the dribble, create space for your shot, and score off the dribble. This allows you to create space, make good decisions, and get your shot off when you want.

Ballhandling
Learn how to improve your ball-handling skills — this includes dribbling, passing, decision making, and reducing turnovers.

Fast Break Skills
Learn proper footwork in fast break situations and improve your ability to score in transition. You’ll improve footwork, mentality, and ability to score on the run.

Shooting
Learn how to improve your footwork and mentality to increase your shooting percentage. Through high rep shooting drills, Don will teach you how to be more consistent and effective with your feet, how to be more confident, how to be mentally tough, and how to become a better shooter.

Screening and Cutting – Getting Open
Learn how to move without the ball and get open so you can score more points. Don will teach you proper footwork and concepts when using screens and cutting. No matter what team you play for, learning how to read screens and move without the ball will help you get more easy scoring opportunities. This is an important skill for all players to learn. Don will teach you how to move without the ball, get open for easy shots, and score on the move.

As you can see, this clinic focuses heavily on footwork and mentality, which we believe are the two most important aspects to becoming a better player.

We promise that players and coaches will learn dozens of new tips and techniques that will make them better. Don’s methods are very simple, yet unique. You just won’t get this stuff in other places.

It’s all about helping you develop the KEY skills that you need to become a great basketball player.

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Format of the Camp

You will learn these fundamental skills by participating in a “Show and Go” format…

Show – During the camp Don Kelbick (NBA development coach) will show you the key drills and the skills you need to work on. He will explain and demonstrate the key details of each specific skill to the entire group. He will teach you the skills, strategies, and concepts. He’ll show the “little things” that are important.

Go – Then you’ll break off into groups to work with designated coaches in your area. There will be other coaches helping you with break down drills. Don will also walk around working with players and coaches at this time. You will work hard at practicing the new skill and learning how to incorporate the skill into games.

This will be repeated throughout most of the camp as we introduce new skills and concepts.

We will run lots of drills and players will get lots of repetitions. You’ll get LOTS of touches with the ball and it will be fast paced.

After skills are practiced, we will also put players in competitive break down drills. This allows players to apply and refine their newly-learned skills. Most of the competitive break downs are lots of fun, but they are different (and we believe more effective) than the standard 5-on-5 games that you see at other camps.

What Will Coaches Learn?

You will learn the same things as the players. As an “observing coach” you can view the entire camp and take notes. You’ll pick up lots of new drills, fundamentals, and strategies that will give you an edge over the competition. We guarantee you will learn lots of new things from Don Kelbick.

How is This Camp Different Than Other Camps?

You’ll experience 5 key differences in this camp:

  1. You get to work with an NBA development coach. How many players get to do that?!!
  2. 99% of the camp is focused on skill development and competitive situations. Many of the camps these days play a lot of 5-on-5 games and do little skill development. Sure that can be fun and you need to get game experience… BUT do you really think most of your improvement happens during games? Of course not. You still need to play in game-like situations to apply your newly-learned skills, but most of the off-season should be spent on skill development.

    Great players became great by practicing skills. We want you to get better so we focus on skills and put you in competitive situations. Most of the competitive break downs are lots of fun, but it’s different than the standard 5-on-5 games that you see at other camps.

  3. You will learn how to practice on your own! Don is a firm believer that it’s important to teach you how to practice on your own. He believes that “knowledge is power”. He strives to teach drills that you can use at home or in the gym on your own.
  4. You will learn about new and unique drills, concepts, and skills that you probably won’t see anywhere else. Don has a unique, out-of-the-box method to teaching basketball skills. Not to mention he understands a lot of critical concepts that few coaches, players, and parents understand. He will teach you something new, guaranteed.
  5. You learn about footwork and mentality which is rarely taught or understood by players and coaches. You will learn a very unique and simple way to apply the same footwork to post moves, perimeter moves, dribbling moves, getting open, using screens, playing defense, and more.

Who can attend?

The camp is for male and female high school players, and mature 7th & 8th graders. No exceptions are made for younger players.

This is for SERIOUS basketball players that want to get better. You can play games anywhere, so we focus on things you can’t just pick up anywhere. We focus on developing skills that will make you better!

Coaches that want to learn and pick up new drills can also observe (coaches can find more info below).

Who is Don Kelbick?

Some of Don Kelbick’s credentials include:

  • Over 35 years of basketball coaching experience at the high school, division I college, and professional levels.
  • Has provided individual training for more than 14 different NBA players, 50 European and professional players, and hundreds of college basketball players.
  • Developed dozens of basketball DVDs and books.
  • Has scouted for NBA teams and served as a general manager in the USBL.
  • Traveled to over 20 different countries training players and teaching basketball.
  • Conducted over 1000 basketball clinics and camps training players of all age levels.

Don Kelbick is a long time contributor to Breakthrough Basketball developing dozens of articles, products, and providing ongoing consultation for the site. He also runs the Attack and Counter Skill Development Camps which are offered nationwide.

Don currently lives in Miami Florida training players and running the Drillz N Skillz Basketball Academy He has worked with a variety of great players including Raja Bell, Carlos Arroyo, Rasual Butler, and many other college and NBA players.

Camp Details

When

Tuesday June 25, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday June 26th, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Thursday June 27th, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Limited Availability

Each session is limited to 60 players to ensure a high number of repetitions and improvement

Where

Rocky Top Sports World
1870 Sports World Blvd
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

REGISTER HERE!

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Breakthrough Basketball Camp

Essential Youth Skills & Decision Making Basketball Camp

Presented by: Breakthough Basketball


We’re excited to provide this 3 day youth and middle school camp in Gatlinburg, Tennessee that focuses on developing the complete player. You will develop shooting, ball handling, passing, footwork, defense, rebounding, athleticism, and other essential skills to become a great a basketball player.

  • You will learn the techniques and skill needed to become a great shooter.
  • You will learn the essential skills to becoming a great ball handler… no fluff.
  • You will learn how to make more lay ups.
  • You will learn how to become a defensive stopper and rebounding machine.
  • You will learn the critical components of basketball IQ required to become a great offensive player from an individual and team aspect.
  • Basically, we will teach you all of the critical skills and concepts that coaches love and help players excel.

Here are some of the topics covered throughout the camp:

Ball Handling

  • Stationary ball handling routine that improve rhythm, feel, and coordination with the basketball.
  • Dribbles move to help you blow by the defense at will.
  • Critical progressions to ensure that your dribble moves are effective and explosive.

Shooting

  • How to position your feet and align your body to increase the chance of shooting the ball straight.
  • A form shooting routine that almost every great shooter has utilized that can be done at home.
  • Proper footwork and how to develop a quick release.
  • How to shoot game shots from game spots at game speeds.

Lay Ups / Finishing

  • Finishing techniques used to reduce turnovers and make more shots.
  • 1 on 1 finishing drills that ingrain good habits while competing in a fun way.

Defense and Rebounding

  • How to improve quickness and play better on-ball defense.
  • How to improve speed with hip-turns, push step, and better movement fundamentals.
  • 5 fundamental keys to effective close-outs.
  • How position away from the ball and be a great team defensive player.
  • How to effectively box out your man every time.

Offense

  • How to cut and get open. You will learn v-cuts, basket cuts, l-cuts, backdoor cuts, and more.
  • How to attack down screens, back screens, and more.

Footwork

  • How to use your feet to gain a better position to score from almost anywhere on the floor.
  • How to utilize front pivots, reverse pivots, step throughs, sweeps, drop steps, and hops to make you an elite player.

Passing

  • Improve hand eye-coordination and passing skills with the Steve Nash passing series.
  • Competitive passing drills to develop game-like passing with head and pass fakes.

Competitive Play and Controlled Scrimmages

Players will also get to take the skills they practiced and apply them in a game setting. This is fun and intense.

The games are set up, so the players have to give maximum effort and execute proper fundamentals. Players earn points for proper play and are deducted points for poor effort and execution.

Who Can Participate?

This camp is for boys & girls 4th-9th grades, ages/skill levels will be separated.

Camp Details

When

Tuesday July 30, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday July 31, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Thursday August 1, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Limited Availability

Each session is limited to 60 players to ensure a high number of repetitions and improvement

Where

Rocky Top Sports World
1870 Sports World Blvd
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Price

$195 OR Early Bird for $156 (20% early bird discount expires April 14th!)

Register Here!

Smoky Mountain Soccer Ball and Shoes

Gatlinburg College Combine & Clinic

Gatlinburg College Combine & Clinic

Presented by: Premier College Combines


This event is for individuals. For players and teams registering to participate in the 2019 Southeast College Girls Showcase, we encourage you to register for the Gatlinburg College Combine & Clinic portion of the event as well. You do not need to participate with your team nor does your team does not need to be in the tournament to participate.

The Clinic Session will include a “warm-up”, training session, small sided games and concludes with a full sided game. The Clinic will be conducted by College soccer coaches. Throughout the process, the college coaches participating will talk to the players about the importance of academics and the need to balance various aspects of college life to be successful in the classroom and on the field.

Based on the number of participants per sessions, the coach may make adjustments, however a typical session will include the following:

* College style training session with a college coach

* Small sided games

* Question and answer session with college coaches

Player profiles will be provided to all College coaches in attendance.

  • Girls
  • All High School Ages
  • Cost: $ 100
  • This College Combine is geared towards the Seniors, Juniors,
    Sophomores and Freshmen who want to play college soccer.
  • Check-In Time: 5:30 PM
  • Combine & Clinic: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 

REGISTER HERE!

Smoky Mountain Soccer Ball and Shoes

Gatlinburg College Combine & Clinic

Gatlinburg College Combine & Clinic

Presented by: Premier College Combines


This event is for individuals. For players and teams registering to participate in the 2019 Southeast College Boys Showcase, we encourage you to register for the Gatlinburg College Combine & Clinic portion of the event as well. You do not need to participate with your team nor does your team does not need to be in the tournament to participate.

The Clinic Session will include a “warm-up”, training session, small sided games and concludes with a full sided game. The Clinic will be conducted by College soccer coaches. Throughout the process, the college coaches participating will talk to the players about the importance of academics and the need to balance various aspects of college life to be successful in the classroom and on the field.

Based on the number of participants per sessions, the coach may make adjustments, however a typical session will include the following:

* College style training session with a college coach

* Small sided games

* Question and answer session with college coaches

Player profiles will be provided to all College coaches in attendance.

  • Boys
  • All High School Ages
  • Cost: $ 100
  • This College Combine is geared towards the Seniors, Juniors,
    Sophomores and Freshmen who want to play college soccer.
  • Check-In Time: 5:30 PM
  • Combine & Clinic: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 

REGISTER HERE!